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5 Australian Teas to Try

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by Mia Ferreira (subscribe)
Born in Madeira, raised in Sydney, living in Melbourne and dreaming of Bali...
Published September 5th 2020
Flowers are beginning to bloom, the sunshine is lovely, and it feels like Spring is certainly here! Yet, in Melbourne, we know it will be a couple of months before we can truly shed the winter jackets ...

Luckily, there's nothing better than a warm cuppa on a chilly day or night, and with so many delicious, home-grown teas to choose from, it's the perfect time to explore some new tea flavours!

Whether you're looking for a pick-me-up in the morning, a balanced brew to sip on throughout the day, or something more soothing at night - there's a native Aussie tea that's perfect for any taste or occasion.

Try these five local teas, blends and tisanes:

1. Lemon Myrtle native chai from the Chai Room - A delicate blend of lemon myrtle with chai spices and single origin black tea, soaked in low GI organic coconut nectar.

Lemon Myrtle Native Chai
Lemon Myrtle Native Chai


2. Wattleseed Sencha green tea from Perfect South A smooth and comforting green tea, grown in Victoria and blended with roasted wild-harvested wattle seeds.

Wattle seed Sencha green tea
Wattle seed Sencha green tea


3. Indigenous herbal tea from Gulbarn Made from the melaleuca citrolens plant this tea has been used as bush medicine for thousands of years.

Gulbarn Indigenous herbal tea
Gulbarn Indigenous herbal tea


4. Olive leaf tea from Stone & Grove - caffeine-free and high in antioxidants; known for their anti-free radical effects, this herbaceous brew can be enjoyed hot or chilled.

Olive leaf tea
Olive leaf tea


5. Kakadu Dreaming sleepy tea from The Rabbit Hole Jilungin is hand-harvested in the Kimberley region of WA, to create this calming native chamomile blend.

Kakadu Dreaming sleepy tea
Kakadu Dreaming sleepy tea


If you love tea as much as I do, follow the Sydney Tea Festival and Melbourne Tea Festival for more yummy teas to try...
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Congrats on the milestone achievement, Mia!
by Elaine (score: 3|7574) 16 days ago
A good cup of tea can brighten any day. What a lovely selection here to choose from.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|1366) 15 days ago
My tea chest has about 12 Twinings blends Mia, but after reading your article I think my blends will increase. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|758) 16 days ago
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